Desirable pieces of McKee glassware. The glass part of this beautiful clock is in. The clock face is very nice, although it has yellowed (which is common) somewhat after 80+ years of age. The brass, gold plated ring surrounding the face has dulled. It can be taken off and cleaned to a like new shine.Other than gentle cleaning we leave our items in the condition that we found them in. Many of our collectors prefer them that way.
We ran it for a few days and it did keep the correct time. We can not guarantee that the clock will keep time for an extended period. If you are planning to use it on a daily basis, it may need to be serviced by a professional clocksmith. Description / About: McKee Tambour Art Clock - 6 1/4 H.
Copies of two different Original 1920s ads for the Mckee Tambour Art Glass Mantel Clock have been documented. One is seen in Hazel Marie Weatherman's book.
"Colored Glassware of the Depression Era 2". The other ad is shown in Sandra McPhee Stout's book.
"The Complete Book of McKee Glass". One ad states that these clocks were made in Crystal, Amber, Amethyst, Blue, Canary, and Green. We have personally collected these clocks for years. It is extremely rare to find colors other than the ones listed above but this clock has also been found in Jadite, Custard, and Black opaque glass. Was established in 1853 under the name McKee and Brothers Glass Works.
McKee began its operation as a large business and maintained that status though the Depression Era. After 1888, because of rising fuel concerns, the company relocated to Westmoreland County, and settled in a small town which they created and named Jeannette, after Mrs. Jeannette turned out to be the perfect location for glass manufacturers due the rich coal supplies. By 1929 Jeannette had expanded to a population of 18,000 and the town now contained eight different glass companies.
McKee was slow to automate and much of the glassware made through the Depression Era was produced by hand. Colored kitchenware and dinnerware lines were a large part of the production by the mid 1920's.The Glasbake line was the primary kitchenware issue. Rock Crystal Flower was the leading tableware line in both crystal and colors.
Opaque green, blue and yellow colored kitchenware was made for refrigerator storage and kitchen use. Opaque colors were also used to express the detail of the Laurel pattern. Specialty items such as Sunkist reamers, Tom & Jerry sets, Art Deco vases, lamps, and children's dishes were also important products. Due to the mass production and marketing of machine made glassware during the Depression, McKee began to lose business to its competitors.As a result, McKee began to look to the future and all but abandoned hand-made glassware in favor of machine made glass. At this time Jeannette took over the company for their own use and the McKee Glass Company ended production of its own glassware. Merchandise is guaranteed as stated in the description. All items are carefully examined before listing & again before they are packed. Check out our other merchandise at. K and M Antiques and Collectibles. We feature older, vintage antiques and collectibles. Sign up for my newsletters. Be sure to add me to your favorites list.
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The item "McKee Daisy & Button PInk Tambour Art Glass Mantel Clock" is in sale since Tuesday, April 2, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Glassware\Depression\McKee". The seller is "junquer9" and is located in Columbus, Ohio.This item can be shipped worldwide.